Friday, April 22, 2011

Fifth Anniversary of the Cricut Challenge

Happy Friday everyone!

This year, the Cricut celebrates its 5th anniversary, and in celebration, Provo Craft has released the E2, a new version of the Cricut Expression. The launch date is April 26 on Home Shopping Network.

As part of the celebration, Provo Craft had a contest to win an E2. Entries were to be a Birthday themed 12 x 12 layout, made with Cricut and our choice of cartridges.

I'm not one to do challenges, but I thought I would give this one a try. The first layout was quite challenging, the ideas were difficult to come by, but once I got started, I was able to complete 3 layouts (we were able to enter a maximum of 3). Five winners will be selected and many will be selected to be shown on HSN Tuesday.

Here are my entries. I've seen some of the others so far and they are fantastic! So many creative Cricuteers out there! I would be happy if mine are shown on HSN during the day of the launch.

This one was made using the Imagine. Using the Yummy cartridge, I cut the woman holding the cake and the flourish corners, border and "Celebrate" The photo mat sized to fit a 4 x 6 photo and the photo mat was cut using Elegant Edges (my FAVORITE Cricut cartridge), printed on the Imagine. Background paper is embossed Core'dinations.

This one was fairly simple. I cut balloons from the Celebrations cartridge, using various papers. Font is Zooballoo, "5" is from Mickey Font. Photo Mat is from Elegant Edges. Papers from Core'dinations and Die Cuts With A View.

This was the first one I completed and took the longest. I used the following cartridges: Elegant Edges for the photo mat and oval mat for the cake, Paper Lace for the font, Martha Stewart All Occasion for the banner flags, cake cut using Smiley Cards, and "5" candle from Sweet Treats. Papers from Core'dinations and Paper Studio.

Good luck to all the entries! It will be fun seeing all the different Layouts celebrating one of our Favorite Bugs - Cricut!

Have a wonderful weekend! Happy Easter and Happy Spring to all!

Koala-t hugs,



  1. Awesome LOs! The Yummy one is great -- love the art on that cartridge and having a hard time using it. Your project is giving me ideas -- just so cute what you have done!

    All three are terrific. Well, you can't win 3 machines so I would say my favorite is the last one. That banner just makes it. Perfect patterned paper! Perfect LO!

  2. Great job on all three layouts, I love the last one, the papers are perfect on it! I am a sucker for the Yummy cartridge though too! Great job, and good luck!

  3. I love all 3 but the last one is my favorite such fun colors. Good luck..I will be looking for it.

  4. I love all the LOs! The colors are just perfect for each one I can't say which one is my favorite. Good luck!

  5. What gorgeous work you've done on all of these!!!!